There is always something for students to take part in at our centre, with events, workshops, and opportunities for career growth happening all the time. From Fused Glass workshops, to our free Wildcard Wednesdays, and even world-class Exhibitions – there is always something to inspire you. Why not explore our opportunities below while enjoying our multi-use spaces between studying.


Volunteers are important members of our team and great first steps into the cultural arts that helps to improve your CV.

Discounted Creative Courses & Theatre Tickets

To allow all students to explore the arts, we offer discounted prices on all our classes, courses and theatre tickets.


We curate four free-to-access gallery spaces hosting a wide range of art pieces from artists all around the world from across the spectrum of artistic disciplines. Always free, always open for all.

Wildcard Wednesday

Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Every Wednesday we host a different craft workshop, but the trick is: it is a surprise what you will be doing. Jewellery making, ceramics, watercolour painting – you never know what you will be doing next! Plus, it is totally free.

Music Practice Room Bookings

We manage bookings for 3 of the music practice rooms based on the main University campus. If you are looking to book them please contact our team at or call at 0116 252 2455

Independent Life Drawing

Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Want to practice life drawing in a supportive space? Then this is for you. An open class designed to develop your skills that we recommend booking in advance. In this class we can only guarantee newsprint, so please bring your drawing materials.

Society Venue Hire

At the centre we have impressive venues that can be utilised for any occasion. Explore our hiring process and get in touch.

Study Spaces

If you need to find a quiet or inspiring space to study we have places for you. Whether it is within our café, our balcony, or the Salmon Gallery: we have the space for you.

Sunday Sessions

This Summer, give yourself permission to get creative in a welcoming and engaging environment with old and new friends alike. Enjoy crafting, board games, chalkboard activities, and more with each week offering up new and exciting activities that everyone can get involved with.